claaarky - 11:29 pm on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Leosghost.....I'm loving your posts. If I wasn't so high already I'd be wanting some of whatever you're smoking mate. Keep it coming.
I was thinking about your ehow scraper question earlier and it occurred to me that if you create original content there is a way to claim ownership. Can't remember what it was....rubbadubdub or something. You probably know what I mean. Tedster mentioned it in a post somewhere on another thread regarding a site he helped overcome Panda.
If your content is being scraped and people see it before they get to your site, it could affect how visitors react to your site (oh, just read this somewhere else....I'm off). This is what my stats are showing me from WITHIN my site so I can imagine that's happening due to scraped content as well. So maybe anyone in this situation needs to claim ownership of their content as PART of a Panda solution. The other part being to deal with pages with user experience issues. I'd probably deal with the user experience first, might be some obvious signs of problems on the page rather than any external impact.
Someone brought up the 100% exit rate question again (person arrives on page, gets what they want, goes). When this was originally posed I couldn't get my head round why people would be happy letting visitors just go like that. But it's obviously all relative, depending on your niche. We were talking in the office about Wikipedia as that's one I tend to visit for an answer quickly and then go (check my rankings again mostly). But my customer service girl, who has totally grasped what our user metrics tell us about a page (she doesn't even have to look at a page now, she just talks about the stats, and she's right every time!), and she said she loves Wikipedia because it has so much related information - she arrives on the page looking for an answer and then gets drawn in, clicking all over the place. Delivered the answer but tempted her in.
Comes back to the same old answer really. User experience. If you want to out rank Wikipedia you need to provide a better user experience.